When asked about his favourite part of The Beaches of Fort Myers and Sanibel, Ray Sarracino of The Lee County Visitor & Convention Bureau doesn’t point to the year round mild temperatures of living on Florida’s Gulf Coast or popular attractions like Edison & Ford Winter Estates. Rather, it’s the magical and serene feeling found by getting away from it all on one of the secluded stretches of beach in the area.
After hearing the word “magical” consistently get used to describe what makes the area special among locals and visitors alike, Francesca Donlan, director of communications for the CVB led our small group of Canadians on an unusual adventure for a magical experience of our own. It’s past 10 p.m. as we piled into golf carts under a starry night sky and headed to the shore on Captiva Island, which neighbours Sanibel.
One by one we kicked off our shoes in the sand and walked to the end of the beach to witness a phenomenon in this part of the region: bioluminescence. A ripple effect set off as we splashed around and watched intently as bioluminescent sparks lit up the water like fireflies in the sky. There is indeed something special about The Beaches of Fort Myers and Sanibel.
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